Global economy one shock away from another crisis

The Telegraph | August 5, 2014

By Szu Ping Chan

The world is sliding towards another debt-ridden disaster, with the eurozone and China one shock away from a fresh crisis, according to a leading economics consultancy.

Fathom Consulting, which is run by former Bank of England economists, said current levels of low volatility masked systemic risks in the global financial system.

Danny Gabay, director of Fathom, said an oil price shock would be enough to trigger a “hard landing” in China as growth slowed, house prices plummeted and the country’s already huge amount of non-performing loans soared.

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